At Regal Heights Dental Centre, we offer comprehensive dental care. From dental restorations to quality family dentistry we ensure that every patient’s needs, problems, and concerns are met with the best oral health care possible.
We strongly believe in providing a wide array of options and treatments for our patients. For more information about our services and how we can help, feel free to book an in-office appointment, contact us today.
The Canary scan is incredible new technology used to evaluate the extent of decay in individual teeth. There is no radiation involved. Rather, we use thermography and light refraction to provide you with a detailed report regarding the location and extent of decay. We can use this as a baseline to institute preventive measures as well as monitor success.
This will give us an excellent indication as to the health of your restorations as well as minimize radiation long term. This will allow us to monitor your tooth balance the same way the plaque analysis can monitor your gum balance.
We can try various preventive measures and evaluate progress/success with the canary scan. This is an important tool to ascertain if your teeth are deteriorating, maintaining, or remineralizing. Once we complete the scan, the doctors will review a long term preventive approach. Typically we focus on office follow up scans along with ozone treatment and remineralisation powder.
It is time for a paradigm shift in dentistry. It is time to stop reacting to disease and start preventing. As doctors, we want to be healers rather than tooth mechanics.
Instantaneous digital x-rays and panorex allow for quicker and more accurate imaging while dramatically reducing radiation; digital x-rays reduce radiation by 50 – 90%. Coupling this with the Canary Scan allows for unparalleled diagnostic capabilities. We are one of the first offices in Toronto to convert to Digital. This has completely changed the way we can practice dentistry. Our patients no longer have to wait 5 minutes for an x-ray to develop. The detail and definition of the digital x-rays are unmatched. They can also be quickly emailed to specialists or patients when this is required.
Going digital has eliminated the harsh chemicals and lead packets previously used develop x-rays. We have managed to eliminate the two major sources of waste at the dental office, the radiograph waste and the mercury from the amalgam fillings.
Non Sugrical Periodontics + Hygiene
Begin to explore true prevention. Appreciate the regular dedication required at home to maintain a healthy mouth. As well, understand the critical role that life balance and diet plays in the optimal health of your mouth and body. We will recommend a dental plaque analysis, used as a window into your oral health and subsequently into your overall health.
We take a small sample of your saliva and dental plaque and look at it under the microscope together with you. The doctors will formulate an individualized preventative protocol. This will typically involve a systemic layer, an in office layer, and a home layer.
It is important to identify the root cause of gum disease and commit to dental health balance. We combine general wellness, pH balance, proper hygiene protocols, herbal irrigation, ozone therapy, (see below) and regular hygiene visits.
We view surgery as a last ditch effort to protect your gums. Even with surgery, it is important to support yourself with a proper long term preventative plan.
Ozone therapy is an amplification of our own natural response. Our neutrophils, class of white blood cells, produce ozone gas to combat disease. Ozone therapy is safe and very effective. One molecule of ozone is more effective than 5000 molecules of chlorine. The negative charge acts like a strong magnet and pulls the ozone towards the positive charge of the inflammation and infection.
As a small gas, it can penetrate everywhere. In addition to the dental benefits, ozone can have a remarkable impact on systemic function as well. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory impact is quite broad spectrum.
Ozone therapy has become ubiquitous in our practice. It is a cornerstone of our gum and cavity preventive protocols. Ozone can be infused around the gums, sprayed onto a decayed surface, and used at home in oil. We have found ozone to reduce infection, prevent root canal therapy, and reduce temperature sensitivity. We also offer ozone to fumigate root canals prior to filling them.
The mouth is the entrance to the body. It is the major entrance for microbes and disease. Critical pathways are initiated in the mouth such as digestion and absorption of nutrients. General well being is reflected in oral health.
As well, oral health impacts our systemic health. The materials and toxins that are used in dentistry can potentially impact our entire systems.
There is tremendous collaboration between our immune, digestive, cardiovascular, neural, and skeletal systems. We have realized success treating dental symptoms with systemic modalities. We have also reduced “distant” malaise with dental treatment.
We are proud to work closely with a knowledgeable team of trained osteopaths, naturopathic doctors, and homeopaths The multidisciplinary approach to health is the proven effective approach to consistent, dependable health.
PLATELET RICH FIBRIN
We are pleased to announce that we have been extremely successful in surgery using Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). PRF constitutes centrifuged drawn blood.The fibrin, white blood cells, and stem cells get separated from the red blood cells. This fibrin clot can then be used for various surgeries.
In dental surgery, PRF can support implant surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, and gum surgeries. PRF can be converted into grafting and membrane materials, eliminating foreign substances and reducing cost. The fibrin clot reduces the risk of infection, preserves space in bone, and supports faster healing.
Interested in knowing more? Get in touch with us and book a consult sooner rather than later.
A beautiful smile PROJECTS. Ceramic restorations, beautiful porcelains, and gorgeous results. All our patients are cared for with on site customized solutions. As the patient, you are involved in the process from approving the initial diagnostic design to influencing the final shade and material selection. We are able to offer a rare combination of advanced technology, experienced treatment planning, in house dental laboratory, and highly skilled practitioners.
We are proud to be one of the first dental offices in Canada to use an all ceramic dental implant. Ceramic is a luxury to have in your mouth. Our Z system implants is an all ceramic implant system with zero detectable conductivity. We have been placing these implants successfully in our office and patients have been happy with the results.
Regain your function, your aesthetics, and your comfort by having implants placed in your mouth. The dentists will review your needs and initiate an individualized treatment plan that works for you. Utilize our experience to properly plan your case. You will understand the risks and benefits of removable and fixed tooth replacement options.
We are proud to offer complete service from implant placement to final restoration. You will not have to waste precious time or money travelling to various dental clinics. We have experience replacing single teeth and rehabilitating full mouths. As a patient, you will never leave the office without a temporary aesthetic solution. Offering titanium and zirconia implants and all ceramic bridges to better serve you.
RESPONSIBLE ROOT CANAL
Root canal therapy has become rather controversial in several holistic circles. Many holistic practitioners caution against the presence of toxicity remaining in the root canal system and the subsequent potential systemic harm.
I want to stress that The Royal College of dental surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO) along with Health Canada maintain that there are no deleterious effects of a successful root canal. Healing on an X ray together with an absence of symptoms indicates safe treatment. The RCDSO promotes root canal therapy as the appropriate and conservative treatment option to preserve a tooth when the pulp or nerve becomes compromised. We offer ozone fumigation of the root canal system for further disinfection of remaining bacteria..
It is important to have an individualized conversation pertaining to your specific needs. We evaluate your systemic health, general dental health, and specifics of the tooth in question before formulating an opinion. We are committed to educating our patients, protecting our patients, and respecting their philosophies towards health.
Read here to see what the Canadian Dental Association writes about Root Canals.
PLATELET RICH FIBRIN THERAPY
We are pleased to announce that we have been extremely successful in surgery using Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF). PRF constitutes centrifuged drawn blood.The fibrin, white blood cells, and stem cells get separated from the red blood cells. This fibrin clot can then be used for various surgeries. In dental surgery, PRF can support implant surgery, wisdom tooth extraction, and gum surgeries.
PRF can be converted into grafting and membrane materials, eliminating foreign substances and reducing cost. The fibrin clot reduces the risk of infection, preserves space in bone, and supports faster healing. Interested in knowing more? Get in touch with us and book a consult sooner rather than later.
Tired of poor sleep? Snoring or apnea disturbing your required rest? A sleeping appliance may be perfect for you. Many of our patients are finally sleeping the way they deserve. Please couple any therapeutic treatment with important preventive measures which can reduce stresses on the body and quality of sleep. Don’t just wear an appliance, understand how to cope with the root source of these issues. It is critical to have a sleep study done to understand the baseline problem.
Work with our entire team to benefit from a multidisciplinary approach to sleep apnea. Dr Schecter will act as a quarterback and guide you through the critical steps
ON-SITE DENTAL LABORATORY
It is a luxury to experience an onsite laboratory with a practiced dental technologist. Jason Robson, with over 20 years leading his industry, provides hands on technical support. This allows for improved, more efficient, cost saving treatment. Same day repairs are a routine with us.
You may come to appreciate a same day restoration. Jason makes it possible for us to go from tooth extraction to an implant supported, screwed in temporary, in one day. We have the knowledge and flexibility to control materials if you have sensitivities or concerns. This is integrative modern dentistry at its finest.
Invisalign® treatment is a low-maintenance and gentle tooth-alignment option. It is a quick method of teeth straightening and improves the appearance of your smile.
Invisalign is the clear way to straighten teeth without braces by using aligners. Aligners are removable and virtually invisible which means you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing.
Invisalign clear aligners in Regal Heights Dental Centre
Are Invisalign® clear aligners right for you?
Are you living with crooked or crowded teeth? If yes, it is finally the time to get the straight smile you always wanted. Look healthier, happier and younger with an enhanced smile from Invisalign®.
How do Invisalign® clear aligners work?
Walk-in for a free consult
Get to know your treatment plan
Flaunt your smile!
The many benefits of Invisalign® treatment
- Nearly invisible braces
- Eat whatever you want
- Comfortable teeth and an enhanced smile
- Healthier teeth
- Less maintenance
Feel great about your choice
Invisalign® is unique among all other options.
Invisalign® treatment stories
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Before and After Invisalign® Treatment
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Invisalign® treatment?
Invisalign® is a custom-made set of clear plastic aligners that are comfortable and invisible as compared to traditional braces. If you are looking to straighten your teeth using the latest technology, Invisalign® is your best choice. Invisalign aligners are often called ‘invisible braces’.
What is Invisalign® treatment for?
Patients who can wear the Invisalign aligners for at least 20- 22 hours a day are eligible for Invisalign®. It is also the most recommended treatment for older teenagers and adults.
What is the treatment process?
Custom aligners are created after taking a mould of your teeth which can be used to create a digital scan or by scanning your teeth directly using the latest imaging technology. These scans are used to create your custom aligners. Aligners are shaped such that they apply pressure in the right places to shift the alignment of the teeth. Based on your orthodontist’s recommendation, your aligners might need to be changed every one or two weeks.
How does Invisalign® treatment work?
These 3 easy steps can put you on the path to your brand-new smile.
1. Meet with your doctor and get a sneak peek at your new smile
2. Start transforming your smile right from your first fitting
3. Keep your brand-new smile beautiful
What if I've had braces or other type of dental work?
A significant number of patients who have previously opted for traditional braces have switched to Invisalign® which is a more discrete solution to improve their smile further. The best person to guide you would be your Invisalign provider after the initial consultation. Please make sure to let your provider know of any other dental work you’ve had done.
How will Invisalign® treatment affect my life?
It may take a day or two for your mouth to get the feel of the Invisalign aligners. This depends on person to person and is a temporary effect. Though it is recommended to keep the aligners for 20-22 hours per day for best outcomes, you may remove them for important occasions like weddings, job interviews etc.
However, removing the aligners for the purpose of smoking or using tobacco is a bad idea as the aligner trays get impacted and leads to overall wellness of your mouth and other organs as well.
What happens when I am done with Invisalign® treatment?
Following an invisalign® treatment, the steps to be followed are:
Wear your retainer
Clean your retainer
Schedule regular dental checkups
What can Invisalign® clear aligner help with?
Invisalign® can help with the following problem areas
Gaps between teeth
Will teeth move back after Invisalign® treatment?
Yes, your teeth will move back if you do not wear a retainer. Retainers maintain the tension on your teeth to hold them in place after the Invisalign® treatment.
How much does it cost to replace Invisalign® aligner?
There are various options if you lose or damage an aligner. In some cases, your orthodontist can provide you the next set of aligners after conducting a thorough examination. However, in some cases, if your teeth have not moved enough to fit the next set of trays as part of the treatment plan, your orthodontist can get you the same set of aligner trays to continue the course of treatment which can cost around $100.
How long should I wear retainer after Invisalign® treatment?
It is essential to wear the retainer for around 22 hours a day after Invisalign. This should continue for nearly 6 months – for some people, it might be longer than 6 months. After a couple of months of following the above routine, the patient’s teeth will be adjusted to the new alignment. The orthodontist may now suggest the patient put on the retainers only at night.
It is advisable to wear the retainer as long as the duration of the orthodontic treatment or as prescribed by the Orthodontist.
What material are the clear aligners made from?
Invisalign® aligners are usually made from acrylic material or plastic and fit firmly over the patient’s teeth. It is nearly invisible and also does not disrupt normal day-to-day activities.
How often should you replace your retainer?
Retainers last for a couple of years but in case you notice discoloration, distortion, calcium build-up, or there occurs any accidental damage to the retainers, it needs to be replaced or repaired.